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Marc Lopez and Eloy Sebastian join Spanish F4 grid

by Ida Wood

Marc Lopez and Eloy Sebastian have become the latest two additions to the 2020 Spanish Formula 4 grid.

Spanish karting graduate Lopez will race for NM Racing Team, owned by former Euroformula and Formula V8 3.5 racer Nil Montserrat.

Last year Lopez raced in KZ2 shifter karts, and entered the WSK Euro Series and CIK-FIA European championship. He has already been testing in NM Racing’s F4 chassis.

NM Racing mostly competes in karting, but does has a car division that focuses on Ginettas and touring cars which Montserrat himself has frequently raced for.

The team teamed up with Global Racing Service to contest the 2018 Spanish F4 season finale with Xavier Lloveras as its driver, and took two second place finishes.

Mexican rising star Sebastian joins GRS with some considerable single-seater experience already, as well as a title-winning karting career in his home country.

Sebastian started off in the Volkswagen-powered slicks-and-wings series Formula 1800 Mexico, then stepped up to the Formula Renault 1.6-based Formula Mexico (which also uses VW power) in 2019 and won multiple races.

His performances reportedly earned backing from Mexican telecommunications company Telmex, which has supported the careers of Mexican Formula 1 drivers Sergio Perez and Esteban Gutierrez.

Sebastian has also competed in three NACAM F4 rounds, taking a best finish of sixth.

There has also been several driver signings for the upcoming Italian F4 season.

Jenzer Motorsport has picked Swiss karting graduate Jasin Ferati and Filip Ugran, who has several Spanish F4 podiums to his name, while Fransesco Simonazzi has switched from Cram Motorsport to DRZ Benelli for his second season.